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One, two, tres?

 
 
Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 08:03 pm
For the first time I've learnt the word "tres," today. My dictionary tells me that "tres is an equivalent of 'three'." So you can count "one two three four five ..." It sounds weird to me.

Original source of the word: (JTT says) Tres smart lady.
 
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George
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 08:08 pm
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:
. . . My dictionary tells me that "tres is an equivalent of 'three'." . . .
I'm confused. What dictionary would that be?
oristarA
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 08:23 pm
@George,
George wrote:

oristarA wrote:
. . . My dictionary tells me that "tres is an equivalent of 'three'." . . .
I'm confused. What dictionary would that be?


An English-Chinese dictionary. I copied the definition as is as below:

tres [tres]
adj. 三(等于three)
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 08:33 pm
It;s "three" in Spanish, not in English. It's "very" in French, (pronounced like "tray" or "trey" in English). If someon wants to sound very, very affected, or very, very pseudo, they might say something like "tres smart", meaning "very smart". But it's not "three".
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 08:34 pm
It might be "three" in Spanglish, but not English.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 08:35 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:
If someon wants to sound very, very affected, or very, very pseudo, they might say something like "tres smart", meaning "very smart".
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 08:36 pm
@oristarA,
You needed to check your Chinese-French dictionary for this one.
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Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 08:49 pm
@oristarA,
I found this tres chic pic of a tray chick, I hope you like it.

http://thumb10.shutterstock.com/thumb_small/461077/461077,1326000092,1/stock-photo-portrait-of-young-waitress-in-white-blouse-holding-a-tray-92206054.jpg
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Ragman
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 09:06 pm
@oristarA,
Apparently you may have been in the wrong language translation dictionary. You're confusing the English, Spanish and French translations.

French ............ English

très --------------- very
trois -------------- three


Spanish ............ English

tres --------------- three

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Strauss
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 12:21 am
Oristar wrote:
tres [tres]
adj. 三(等于three)


Let alone it being an adjective, which it is not..
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 12:52 am
@Strauss,
... très (French) is an "adv." (adverb), tres (Spanish) is a "num." (numeral).
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 01:37 am
@Walter Hinteler,
very much so.
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Foofie
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 08:04 am
Just before any Latino band starts playing, the band leader says, "Uno, dos, tres" (One, two three). How difficult is this?
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Strauss
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 08:47 am
Foofie wrote:
How difficult is this?


How difficult is, for you, to say or to write "three" in Chinese?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 10:14 am
@oristarA,
"Très" in French means "very."

"Tres" in Spanish is the cardinal number "3."
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 10:20 am
@DrewDad,
Drew?
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jul, 2012 10:31 am
@Ragman,
Yeah, I'm late to the party.

What's up?
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